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CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
discuss her book, you got to dance with them that brung you" politics in the clinton years. the book is a collection of them is ivins's collinson discusses several topics including the financial corruption of the american political system and what it means to be a texan. an encore presentation of that interview now on booktv. c-span: molly ivins, where did you get the title, "you got to dance with them what brung you"? >> guest: it's one of the oldest sayings in politics, 'you got to dance with them what brung ya.' and what it means is that when you get to pu--when you get to office, when you get to public office, you vote with the folks who put you there. and that used to mean your constituents, the people who voted for you. but more and more what it means is you vote with the special interests who put up the money to get you to public office. and part of what this book is about is the corruption of the american political system by money. it's not as though american politics had ever been pristine and pure. of course not. money has always been there. but money nowadays is the domina
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
here in washington. he, at one time, actually, was even the clintons' lawyer before his wife rita became the white house correspondent -- it's all a little intertwined here in washington at times -- and he was also my husband's attorney and agent. and that was probably the primary reason why i went to bob, in addition to him being such a good agent, good attorney. c-span: how long have you been married to bob woodward? >> guest: i've been married to bob since 1989. we started living together in 1982. i met him when i was a baby. i was 23 years old, he was 37. so we've been together for 13 years. c-span: what influence has he had on this style of journalism here that you've used? >> guest: a remarkable influence. i mean, he would probably say, "oh, you know, not as much as you think." but, in fact, what bob has really taught me as a journalist and as a thinker is that people tend not to tell the truth initially when you first interview them -- and it's not because they're always purposely not telling you the truth, but oftentimes, they don't really know what the truth is -- and tha
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